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2012 News Archives

Friedman expansion still uncertain
In 2012 airport news, LOT fails and Burke resigns
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
December 28, 2012

County staff get pay raises, meet new face
Salaries rise by more than $6,000
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
December 28, 2012

Appoint Hailey mayor to the Airport Authority
OUR VIEW | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
December 26, 2012

Burke resigns from airport board
Hailey mayor says he might take city seat
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
December 21, 2012

Editorials ignore airport's impacts
by FRITZ HAEMMERLE | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
December 21, 2012

The new normal for air travel
by ANNE WALLACE ALLEN | Idaho Business Review
December 17, 2012

No alternative isn't an alternative
Commentary | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
December 12, 2012

Airport to get $400K snow broom
Staff: Equipment will make runways safer
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
December 12, 2012

Reliability at airport could improve
Airport Authority commissions feasibility study
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
December 7, 2012

Hailey: No compromise on airport plan
Airport Authority discusses alternatives for future
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
December 7, 2012

County leaders mull airport appointment
Schoen, McCleary ask Bowman to stay through January
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
December 5, 2012

County keeps Airport options open
Commissioners suggest avoiding extensive expansion
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
November 30, 2012

Commissioners to remain flexible on airport
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
November 29, 2012

Sun Valley Airport Officials: Modifications Could Waylay Replacement
While airport officials in the Sun Valley region face a 2015 federal mandate to make runways safer, they're also concerned about making modifications that "could jeopardize the future of a replacement airport."
by GEORGE PRENTICE | Boise Weekly
November 17, 2012

Airport leaders tout value of marketing
Some tell legislators that marketing can replace most MRGs
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
November 16, 2012

Could some airport modifications be too effective?
Commissioners worry some fixes could compromise replacement plan
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
November 16, 2012

Options to Upgrade Sun Valley Airport Include Moving
Highway, Stopping Traffic for Landings
by GEORGE PRENTICE | Boise Weekly
November 15, 2012

Report: Airport modifications will be costly
Consultant estimates project will cost $38.4M to $149.4M
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
November 14, 2012

CRJS approved, not expected soon
FAA decision important for future, airport officials say
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
November 14, 2012

Blaine County says 'no' to air
LOT passes in Sun Valley, fails elsewhere
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
November 9, 2012

Issues still simmer in wake of election
OUR VIEW | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
November 9, 2012

County weighs options for airport
Flying Hat Ranch may not be for sale, commissioner says
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
November 7, 2012

Regional jets get 'green light' from FAA
Final approval of CRJ-700 aircraft deemed imminent
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
November 2, 2012

Commissioners to tackle big issues on Tuesday
Shelter rezone, airport on agenda
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
November 2, 2012

SkyWest's plan gets nearly-final approval
BY KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
November 1, 2012

Business supports LOT for air
LETTERS | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
October 31, 2012

Say 'Yes to Air Service'
LETTERS | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
October 31, 2012

Air service is essential to attract businesses
LETTERS | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
October 31, 2012

There is a plan for air-service LOT
by ERIC SEDER | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
October 31, 2012

Everything you always wanted to know about "Yes to Air" (but were afraid to ask)...
SVPN - Sun Valley Property News
October 29, 2012

Sun Valley Air Service Tax Up in the Air with Voters
by GEORGE PRENTICE | Boise Weekly
October 27, 2012

Businesses support Yes to Air effort
LETTERS | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
October 26, 2012

Air-service campaign ramps up as vote nears
Some residents opposed, confused
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
October 26, 2012

Air Service LOT is not legal
LETTERS | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
October 24, 2012 

LOT could be unconstitutional
by JOHN MONSON | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
October 19, 2012    

FMAA ignores citizens' interests
LETTERS | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
October 24, 2012

Briefs: FAA says jets would have no impact
IDAHO MOUNTAIN EXPRESS
October 31, 2012

Support LOT for air service
LETTERS | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
October 10, 2012

'Where would the money go?'
Fly Sun Valley Alliance releases proposed LOT budget
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
October 10, 2012

Eight options presented for airport expansion
Possibilities range from the practical to the unthinkable
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
October 5, 2012

Airport board comments on jet report
Public comment open until October 12
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
October 5, 2012

Baird honored for service
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
October 4, 2012

Attorneys: LOT agreement is legal
Idaho law does not block public funding of MRGS, says firm
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
October 3, 2012

Realtors contribute to air service
Agents donate commissions for MRGs
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
October 3, 2012

Businesses 'Say Yes' for LOT for air
Air service could bring in customers, revenue
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
September 28, 2012

Support new tax to boost air service
by WENDY JAQUET | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
September 26, 2012

LOT to be on ballots across the valley
Total tax on lodging could reach 10 percent in Hailey
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
September 26, 2012

Hurdle cleared for skywest jets
Spokeswoman says service could begin next spring
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
September 19, 2012

Support LOT for air service
LETTERS | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
September 19, 2012

Last-Flying B-17G bomber visits Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey
by KAREN BOSSICK | Times-News
September 16, 2012 

Airport Appreciation Day!
SVPN - Sun Valley Property News
September 13, 2012

Air-service LOT to go on Ketchum ballot
Business owners, residents applaud decision
by BRENNAN REGO | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
September 7, 2012

County set to OK air-service agreement
Final decision rests on Hailey's views
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
August 31, 2012

Sun Valley to put new LOT on ballot
Voters to decide on tax hike to support air service
by BRENNAN REGO | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
August 24, 2012

Hailey gives support for air-service LOT
Special meeting called for Aug. 30
by TONY EVANS | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
August 22, 2012

County: JPA voting should be equal
Debate over various roles continues
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
August 15, 2012

Regional fires cause delays, air concerns
Blazes continue to grow in Salmon-Challis
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
August 15, 2012

Hailey tweaks air-service LOT
Council calls for fiscal oversight
August 8, 2012 | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide

Regional-jet report nearly complete
Public comment to open soon
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
August 8, 2012

Pro-business group endorses new tax
Wood River Economic Partnership calls for air service support
by BRENNAN REGO | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
July 27, 2012

Smooth-ish sailing for local flights
Wind, smoke did not cause diversions
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
July 13, 2012

Airport to celebrate 80 years
Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
July 13, 2012

Cities to consider tax to air service
Group seeks to implement new LOT
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
July 11, 2012

Airport board makes spokeswoman permanent
Pate hired as comunications director
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
July 6, 2012

FAA changes scope of study
Analysis of airport layout to take 90 days
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
July 6, 2012

Commissioners leery about airport contract language
County leaders want 'objective analysis' on options
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
July 4, 2012

Larger planes are not airport's goal
LETTERS | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
June 20, 2012

To Boise, nonstop?
Grant could bring daily service, connector to southern U.S.
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
June 13, 2012

Authority strives for bigger planes
Proposal calls for modifications to accommodate regional jets
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
June 8, 2012

Applaud airport reliability effort
LETTERS | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
May 23, 2012
   
Limit jets at Friedman
LETTERS | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
May 16, 2012

Board supports Friedman jet service
FMAA backs effort to pursue environmental assessment
by MATT FURBER | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
May 4, 2012

Airport manager hints regional jets coming
Baird tells Bellevue that replacement facility still a goal
by TONY EVANS | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
May 2, 2012

Air service is an economic lifeline
by ERIC SEDER | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
February 17, 2012

Report: Reliability at Friedman can be improved
Replacement airport still deemed ultimate goal
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
February 15, 2012

Airport passenger 'leakage' is sky-high
Friedman loses roughly 368 passengers daily to other airports
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
February 15, 2012

Hailey Airport has options, consultants say
by KAREN BOSSICK | Times-News
February 12, 2012

OUR VIEW: Together, we can fly higher
EDITORIAL | Times-News
February 10, 2012

North Valley weighs in on airport
Councils urge action to ensure air service
by REBECCA MEANY | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
February 8, 2012

Hailey to request restart of airport relocation
City leaders open to 'outside-the-fence' expansion options
by TONY EVANS | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
February 1, 2012

Reliability could be improved at Friedman
Airline, aviation consultants say 300-foot minimums possible
by KATHERINE WUTZ | Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
January 6, 2012

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